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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Don't Quit

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
when the road you're trudging seems all uphill,
when the funds are low and the debts are high,
and you want to smile but you have to sigh,
when care is pressing you down a bit- 
rest if you must, but don't you quit.

Life is queer with its twists and turns.
As everyone of us sometimes learns.
And many a fellow turns about 
when he might have won had he stuck it out.
Don't give up though the pace seems slow- 
you may succeed with another blow.

Often the goal is nearer than it seems 
to a faint and faltering man;
Often the struggler has given up 
when he might have captured the victor's cup;
and he learned too late when the night came down,
how close he was to the golden crown.

Success is failure turned inside out- 
the silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
and when you never can tell how close you are,
it may be near when it seems afar;
so stick to the fight when you're hardest hit-
it's when things seem worst, you must not quit.

--Edgar Albert Guest

Sent by a good friend at just the right time. By the way, the pic is from Mt. Carmel where Elijah won a great victory only to be faced with great discouragement and the temptation to quit. (1 Kings 18/19).

Don't quit!